The final of the summer season of the Monday Night competition was held on April 8 between the teams of Paul Metzler, Rob Hargreaves, Darren Wray and Dave Schultz against Nick Marsh (filling in for Mark Stiller), Natasha Phillips-Edgar, Ben Hatcher and Henry Carroll.
The match was anyone's after the first 3 sets with both teams having won 15 games each, however strong play from the young guns Natasha and Henry in the last 3 sets saw their team pull away by 38 games to 25. Henry won all of his sets adding 24 games to the winners' score and Natasha showed she can mix it with the best on the courts.
It was great to see most of the other players also there on the night who enjoyed a social hit and stayed for the celebrations and presentations afterwards.
The autumn comp starts after the school holidays on April 29 so contact Kev soon on 0417 359 721 if you'd like to play in a team or be a reserve. New players always welcome.
Junior Development Series results:
All courts at Ulladulla were buzzing on Sunday, April 7, for the Junior Development Series matches held in Ulladulla for the South East region.
Several Ulladulla club members participated with pleasing results. Thomas Hatcher-Nee won the 12 years boys event and his brother William was a semi-finalist. Keitara Matthews was a semi-finalist in the 12 years girls singles.
Isaiah Lewis reached the semi-finals in the 18 years boys event and Brock Pearse had an unlucky loss in the quarter-finals after winning all of his sets in the lead up.
Other local players who gained valuable experience and showed strong skills and sportsmanship were Tyrone Matthews, Tiahna Pinches, Andrew Gunn, Rylan O'Sullivan, Kolt Pinches and Sean Donald.
The tournament was very efficiently organised and run by Kevin Murphy with help from several committee members and others who provided cakes and slices for sale in the canteen. Thanks to all involved.
Harris Scarfe Monday Ladies Competition
Results from Monday April 8 are: DIVISION 1: Team Loves defeated Team Rejc 4 sets to 2with Deb winning her 4 sets. Team Stiller defeated team Cassidy 6 sets to 0 with Chris, Helen and Lara winning their 4 sets. Helen Dwyer played for Barb Hollett and Lee Dickson played for Kerri Cassidy. Team Mennie defeated Team Crook 5 sets to 1 with Maureen winning her 4 sets. Points are now: Team Stiller 39, Team Loves 37, Team Mennie 35, Team Cassidy 27, Team Rejc 19 and Team Crook 15.
DIVISION 2: Team Hargreaves defeated Team Potts 5 sets to 1 with Marie winning her 4 sets. Team Dunn defeated Team Clough 6 sets to nil with Laraine, Bev and Jennie winning their 4 sets. Team Rutherford defeated Team Pascoe 4 sets to 2. Points for Division 2 are now: Team Hargreaves 41, Team Rutherford 41, Team Dunn 37, Team Pascoe 32, Team Potts 30, Team Donohue 23, Team Clough 12.
Due to the school holidays Monday ladies comp resumes 6 May, however there is social tennis for the next 2 Mondays.
Thursday Night Ladies Comp
Results from Thursday April 11 were: Shalhoub defeated Blondinau 4 sets to 2, Sonya won 3 sets. Donohue defeated Simon 5 sets to 1 with 4 fill-ins out of 6 players in this match. Jenny won her 3 sets against Kristy who filled in for Joanne and Lisa won her 3 sets, filling in for Susie. The next match will be after the holidays on May 2 and Jo, Kristy and Julie are on duty.
School Holiday Clinics
Coach Kevin and his assistant coaches will conduct a tennis clinic during the school holidays from Monday to Friday, April 15-19l. Arrive at 8.45am to register for a 9am start, concluding at 1pm. For all bookings and enquiries phone 0417 359 721.